Iron Chef Challenge: #3
It’s Friday, which means it’s time for me to post this week’s secret ingredients for the Iron Chef Challenge. Participants will then use these ingredients in a unique dish, blog about the dish, and post a link to the recipe in the comments below. On Sunday I will do a roundup of the participating blogs’ dishes.
Our first Iron Chef Challenge this MoFo season brought you one ingredient. Then we raised the bar with two key ingredients. Have a seat; this is a shocker. This week, our final week of Vegan MoFo Iron Chef 2012, we will have THREE key ingredients! This pure Vegan MoFo craziness is brought to you by our key ingredients…
Hot peppers, sunflower seeds, & grapes
Hot pepper varieties abound, so choose any (or several) that you’d like. If you’re sensitive to heat, remember to discard the seeds and ribs. If you’re really sensitive to heat, go ahead and use a sweet pepper. We’ll be none the wiser.
Key ingredients can be used in any form.
Psssstttt. Updated to add this hint: Raisins.
A quick review of our few simple rules/guidelines:
1. Whatever you come up with has to be new, nothing from a cookbook or a blog, not something you posted last week that happens to involve the secret ingredient(s). It’s fine to use a recipe for a jump-off point, but make it your own!
2. Entries are due at 3 pm PST on Sunday.
3. Have fun and be creative!
Allez Végétalien Cuisine!
13 thoughts on “Iron Chef Challenge: #3”
Did you see the hint up there ^ ? I just added it.
Sunflower seed tart with red wine and chill jam
I made a “Jalapeño Face” Spicy Waldorf Salad: http://www.easyvegan.info/2012/10/27/jalapeno-face-spicy-waldorf-salad-and-iggy-pop-and-the-stooges/
With jalapeño-roasted sunflower seeds and a spicy vegan mayo dressing. And, in keeping with my “Eat to the Beat” theme, some Iggy Pop and The Stooges!
I made a Vegan Monte Cristo Sandwich with Savory Grape Foccacia, Thick “Ham” Slices, Sweet and Sour Grape-Pepper Jelly and Melted SMOKED COCONUT GOUDA. Bam!
I made Sunflower Pesto Marinated Grilled Tofu and Black Bean Taquitos with Grape-Avocado Pico de Gallo.
I made sunflower seed pate stuffed jalapeno poppers with a balsamic grape reduction dipping sauce. http://theunintentionalvegan.com/vegan-mofo-iron-chef-challenge
I made poblano peppers stuffed with lentils, sunflower seeds, and tofu ricotta, served with spicy-sweet raisin chutney http://bitemevegan.blogspot.com/2012/10/iron-chef-challenge-stuffed-poblano.html
Chili peppers, sunflower seeds and grapes…the first image that sprang to mind as I meditated on the three ingredients was a piping-hot biscuit smothered in homemade jam. Presenting: Sunflower Biscuits with Grape-Chili Jam!
I hope this counts as I used raisins (which is a grape form, right?)
And I stuck to my literature theme, so here they are: Raisin Scones with Sweet&Spicy Sunflower Seeds Spread for Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte 🙂
The Sheriff made himself a stiff one and filled his saddlebag with the secret ingredients.